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Internship Series: Digital Suggar

March 4, 2015

Jonathan Candelaria COM’15 I Majors: Advertising Design & Media Intern, Digital Suggar During the summer of 2014, Jonathan Candelaria completed a study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, and landed an internship with Digital Suggar as their Design & Media Intern.  CCD: Tell us about your experience at Digital Suggar. Jonathan:  I was responsible for designing and revamping websites for Spanish companies, as well as overseeing visuals for organizations. CCD: How did you find this internship? Jonathan: I was placed in the internship...

The Night Before and the Day of the Interview: Panic Prevention!

February 26, 2015

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs Congratulations, you landed an interview! Whether for an internship, job, volunteer work, or graduate school, you will want to prepare—both well in advance and during the last 24 hours. An interview is just like any other big event; the better prepared you are, the less likely you will be to panic! Let’s assume you’ve done your homework. You’ve learned all about the prospective employer or school from online research...

Internship Series: Staples

February 24, 2015

Saurabh Mahajan CAS’16 I Majors: Economics I Minors: Statistics & SMG Data Analytics Intern in the eCommerce Department at Staples Corporate Headquarters Saurabh Mahajan used Boston University resources to find an internship with Staples. Through this experience, he acquired several new skills and improved some old ones. CCD: Tell us about your experiences. What were your responsibilities?  Saurabh: I analyzed large sets of data to figure out what brings people to the Staples website and how Staples can spend its...

How SHOULD You Answer Interview Questions?

February 19, 2015

By Erin Katsirebas, Operations Manager One of the questions we hear most often at the CCD is, "How should I answer interview question x, y, etc.?" And we definitely give great advice about tackling all sorts of questions that may come up during an interview. While there are tried and true interview strategies to utilize, you should start with the truth. Employers don't want to recruit at BU just because our students can perform well in an...

Internship Series: World Affairs Council

February 17, 2015

Janki Viroja CAS’16 I Major: International Relations & Psychology Program Assistant at the World Affairs Council During the summer of 2014, Janki Viroja worked as a Program Assistant at the World Affairs Council in Connecticut, helping to plan an array of events and programs. CCD: What were your responsibilities?  Janki: I assisted the Program Director in the planning and delivery of all World Affairs Council programs. I was required to have knowledge of global affairs and attend all WAC programs...

References 101

February 12, 2015

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director, Counseling and Programs I’ve had my resume and cover letter reviewed, and now you tell me that I need references as well? During the interview process for an internship or job (especially if the employer is seriously interested in you), you will probably be asked to submit up to three references. What is a reference?  A reference is a person who can attest to your reliability, initiative, work habits, knowledge, experience in the...

Steps to Take at the Career Expo

February 5, 2015

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager  Each year, the CCD hosts two Career Expos, one in October (Fall Career Expo) and one in February (Spring Career Expo) to connect students and alumni with employers from a variety of industries. The employers (for-profit, non-profit, and government) recruit for both internship and full-time positions, and they all have the same goal: recruit Boston University students and alumni. But attending alone isn’t enough to get an interview for one of those positions.

Parents: Why Internships Matter

February 3, 2015

By Kimberly DelGizzo, Director, BU Center for Career Development  Why Internships Matter A great internship can help a student find professional direction. However, we know that students sometimes struggle with how to afford to take a great internship if it is an unpaid opportunity. Boston University and the Yawkey Foundations have created a way to help bridge this gap. A selective program designed for sophomores and juniors, the Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program provides stipends to support participation in...

Internship Series: Hearst Television & KMBC-TV

Emma Moehlenhoff COM’15 I Majors: Film/TV Production Assistant at Hearst Television and a Producer Intern at KMBC-TV During the summer of 2014, Emma Moehlenhoff had two television-related internships. Through these experiences, Emma deepened her interest in the field and plans to continue to pursue it further in the future.  CCD: Tell us about your experiences. What were your responsibilities? Emma: At KMBC-TV, I helped write copy for newscasts and checked social media for tips and stories. I also went out in...

#BUCareerChat with Peppercomm

January 30, 2015

Only January 29, 2015, the CCD held a Twitter Chat with strategic communications and marketing firm, Peppercomm. Staff from Peppercomm (including a BU student who interned there last summer) discussed the company, its culture, opportunities, and more. Check out the tweets on Storify. Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic communications and marketing firm with more than 100 employees headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco and London. Combining the deep insight of established experts...